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Carey Price looks to win his 12th straight game.

NHL: Los Angeles Kings at Montreal Canadiens Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

In his last four starts, Carey Price has faced 161 shots. Despite this bombardment, Price only allowed 7 goals, and is still without a loss on the season.

With three games over the next four days (tonight vs. Los Angeles, Saturday vs. Detroit and Sunday @ Chicago), the Habs are aware of the danger of things going sour quickly despite having a near perfect record of 11-1-1 to begin the season. Michel Therrien has addressed this, stating that while it’s a cause for concern the Habs have been outshot 161-91 over the past four games, that he isn’t worried.

In addition to being outplayed and outshot heavily over the last four games, the Canadiens have allowed seven powerplay goals (including four in the 10-0 loss to the Blue Jackets). These are signs of trouble, but nothing to worry about (yet) according to the coaching staff who seem confident they can make the right adjustments to continue winning games and getting timely goals from unlikely heroes such as Paul Byron who scored the winning goal with just over a minute to play against the Bruins on Tuesday.

The Kings are coming off a 7-0 lashing of the Toronto Maple Leafs and a 5-0 beatdown of the Calgary Flames. Peter Budaj will start again for the Kings tonight after posting two shutouts in a row (7-3, 1.86 GAA, .919 sv%).

Habs (11-1-1)

Who's hot: Alex Galchenyuk (6GP, 4G, 4A), Alex Radulov (5GP, 1G, 5A), Carey Price (8GP, 8W, 1.63 GAA, .953 sv%,)

Who's not: Andrew Shaw (5GP, 0G, 1A), Max Pacioretty (5GP, 0G, 1A)

Kings (7-6-0)

Who's hot: Jeff Carter (3 GP, 3G, 1A), Dustin Brown (2GP, 1G, 2A)

Who's not: Anze Kopitar (7GP, 0G, 2A), Drew Doughty (6GP, 0G, 2A)

Puck drop is 7:30 PM EDT / 4:30 PM PDT

How to watch:

Canada (English): Sporstnet

Canada (French): RDS

In Los Angeles: FSW

Traditionally, Michel Therrien doesn’t mess with a winning lineup, but even though the Canadiens won Tuesday, there will be a couple of adjustments made to tonight’s lineup that will see David Desharnais and Greg Pateryn out, with Sven Andrighetto and Joel Hanley replacing them.

Online: NHL.TV

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Paul Byron Alex Galchenyuk Alex Radulov
Sven Andrighetto Tomas Plekanec Brendan Gallagher
Max Pacioretty Phillip Danault Andrew Shaw
Daniel Carr Torrey Mitchell Brian Flynn
Left Defense
Right Defense
Alexei Emelin Shea Weber
Andrei Markov Jeff Petry
Nathan Beaulieu Joel Hanley
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Al Montoya

Scratched: David Desharnais, Greg Pateryn

Injured: Artturi Lehkonen (upper-body injury), Zach Redmond (foot)

Los Angeles Kings Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Tanner Pearson Anze Kopitar Teddy Purcell
Dwight King Jeff Carter Tyler Toffoli
Dustin Brown Nic Dowd Devin Setoguchi
Kyle Clifford Nick Shore Trevor Lewis
Left Defense
Right Defense
Derek Forbort Drew Doughty
Jake Muzzin Alec Martinez
Kevin Gravel Matt Greene
Goaltenders
Peter Budaj
Jeff Zatkoff

Scratched: Tom Gilbert, Jordan Nolan

Injured: Brayden McNabb (arm), Andy Andreoff (upper body), Jonathan Quick (lower body), Marian Gaborik (broken foot)